Friday, August 22, 2008

How come I can't do this all the time?


Did this at a little over seven yards, left handed. The drill we were doing simulated getting shot and losing the use of one arm, and having to clear a stoppage before being able to use it again. Since you will likely have no use of the affected limb, the gun is retrieved from the ground. Since an spent cartridge is in the chamber, when the gun is sighted in, it goes "click" when one attempts to use it. The stoppage must be cleared, one handed (using the belt as a place to push the gun against to cycle the action is my favorite), reloaded, and fired at the target. Apparently, I was concentrating quite intently on the clearing, so I just brought the gun up in my left, hand, sight alignment, sight picture, trigger squeeze, follow through...and a center punch hit. I gotta work on doing that more often. Maybe I just need to shoot with my non-dominant hand with everything I fire. Who's got a 416?

4 comments:

DirtCrashr said...

Whoa! You really didn't need to go to that Blackwater gunblogger Todd Jrett thing, didja? :-)

Haji said...

Sometimes if you do what you're supposed to, it works like it's spozta work! That's not to say I'm not gonna take some classes ASAP. There's a lot to be said for shooting with guys better than you are!

DirtCrashr said...

I'd have to take classes just to begin! So-far I'm a sling-and-mat shooter. ;-)

Haji said...

Classes are both fun and informative. Try your local range or gun club. You might also see if the local Community College offers firearms classes through the Administration of Justice department. As you progress in being trained, you can keep what works for you and discard what doesn't, so as many classes as you can get into is a good idea. There's no such thing as being over-trained.